Six Candidates for Position of IMO Secretary-General

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

 Six candidates for position of IMO Secretary-General

By the deadline of March 31, 2011, six candidates had been nominated by their Governments for the position of Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The election for the post will be held at the 106th session of the 40-Member strong IMO Council, which meets from June 27 to July 1, 2011.  The decision of the Council will be submitted to the IMO Assembly, which meets for its 27th session from 21 to 30 November 2011, for its approval.
The nominations received are listed below in alphabetical order by candidates’ name.
Candidate                                Government 
Mr. Lee Sik Chai Republic of Korea 
Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou Republic of Cyprus 
Mr. Neil Frank Ferrer Republic of the Philippines 
Mr. Jeffrey Lantz United States of America 
Mr. Esteban Pacha Vicente Kingdom of Spain 
Mr. Koji Sekimizu Japan
The present incumbent, Mr. Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, ends his second four-year term as Secretary-General on December 31, 2011. 


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